Best Flathead Lures
The single best flathead lure (if you had to choose one) is the Artist FR70 in colour IKA, followed closely by colour WDS. The other listed lure options are also incredibly effective and popular Flathead lures.
Lure properties: Jackson Artist FR (sinking minnow), Jackson Bottom Magic Saltwater (sinking minnow), Daiwa Double Clutch (floating diver), Crossfire Lures (surface minnow).
Best Flathead Soft Plastics
4 of THE best flathead soft plastics available that will have you catching fish time and time again. The Bone Baits in 3.5" come highly recommended for an allrounder soft plastic that can be twitched, hopped, or slow rolled (slow winded) for great results. The other three options are also proven fish slayers.
Best Flathead Rods
These are just three of many rod options on the market that hit popular price points. All are great with lures, soft plastics, or bait fishing.
Recommended Models: Daiwa RZ 702MLFS 2-4kg Rod | Shimano Sentire Sakana Gen II 682 2-5kg Rod | Shimano Blue Romance AX BR662LSP 2-4kg Rod.
Best Flathead Reels
There are so many reel options out there, but for flathead all you need is a 2500 sized reel with a decent amount of drag. These three options are all great for flathead fishing. They're tried, tested, and proven to land monsters again and again.
Best Flathead Combos
Two purpose built combos just for flathead fishing hitting two different price points. Both are great quality for the price shown, and both include the camo braid which is a game changer for flathead fishing and estuary fishing in general.
Best Line For Flathead Fishing
This 8-strand braid ticks every box in terms of quality and performance i.e. super thin, super smooth, zero stretch, teflon coated etc. but the biggest benefit is by far the camo colouring. Every 10-20cm the braid changes from a light sandy colour to green and then darker brown continuosly so the fish can't get a fix on the line and it blends right into creek/estuary/river environment. 8lb or 12lb is recommended in the braid, 8lb or 10lb can be used in the leader.
Other Handy Accessories
The micro assist hooks are a game changer for both catching and landing monster flathead and are highly recommended. Size 6 or 8 are best for flathead.
Upgrading trebles? These Shinto Pro trebles are strong, sharp, and have a slightly turned in point that increases their stickiness a lot.